Your Apple Watch can help you maintain your fitness goals, stay up with important notifications on the go, and increase your general productivity. When connected to your iPhone, the device acts as a mirror to your phone, while you enjoy mobility and multitasking.
What happens if your Apple Watch isn't able to restart, or your Apple Watch is unable to connect to your existing iPhone? You can still repair your Apple Watch on its own.
Restart your Apple Watch and the iPhone it has been paired.
So your Apple Watch is no longer connecting or pairing to your phone, and you must restart your Apple Watch and the iPhone that has been paired.
Long-press the Apple Watch's side button until the Power menu appears and tap the Power icon, then slide the Power off button to the left.
While your Apple Watch is charging, you may not be able to restart it.
Remove it and repair it.
- Connect the Apple Watch to its charging cable, with power connected.
- Press and hold the side button until you see the Power Off slider, then press firmly on the display and tap ‘Erase all content and settings’.
- Re-pair the watch using the Watch app via Restore from Backup.
System Haptics: Reverse
Using System Haptics from Sounds & Haptics on your Apple Watch to turn off and then restart works for a couple of seconds. Try swiping up or down.
Make sure your screen protector isn't causing any damage.
Make sure that the screen protector you are using is not causing an issue with swiping up. There is no assurance that the watch will perform better, but it is still worth it.
How to Get Apple Watch on the Go
If you are unable to restart your Apple Watch, or if the issue persists, you may need to restart your Apple Watch.
Hold down the side button and the Digital Crown simultaneously for at least ten seconds until the Apple logo appears.
Issues with the Apple Watch Won't Pair
If your iPhone says it's inefficient to connect to Apple Watch, or if the watch has a clock face, it's possible that Apple Watch has already been paired.
If you have access to the iPhone, go to the Watch app on your iPhone, tap the My Watch tab, then tap All Watches at the top of the screen, then tap Unpair Apple Watch. Tap again to confirm the watch is unpairable.
If you have forgotten your Apple Watch's password, you may reset it with the Activation Lock. Start the Apple Watch and press and hold the side button until you see the display with the power button in the upper-right corner, then release the side button. Press and hold the Digital Crown until you see the red Reset button. Repeat the process.
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